January 09, 2004

This Is Your Brain On Snow

There's about a quarter inch of snow on the ground. During the 15 miles I spent on one particular roadway I witnessed 6 accidents. The average speed of traffic was somewhere around 30 mph. I'm confused - did everyone forget how to drive overnight or was there a blizzard out there that I, for some odd reason, didn't see?

Posted by Chris at January 9, 2004 07:04 AM

Two friggin hours. From Woodbridge to Edsall Road. What the heck what that about?

Posted by: Lisa at January 9, 2004 10:59 AM

hahahahahha Up here, a quarter inch of snow and everyone is still going 100kmph (speed limit is 90) or faster.

Posted by: Jaded Angel at January 9, 2004 11:21 AM

All I can do is laugh...But the same thing happens here every year after the first snow. Everyone forgets how to drive, after that it's old hat again..LOL

Posted by: seger at January 9, 2004 04:08 PM

People pretty musch drive like maniacs here in the snow. I drive like a granny. I didn't think it snowed where you live. Strange. We barely have any snow here. *evil laugh*

Posted by: Hunter at January 10, 2004 02:23 AM

The drivers are bad, but yesterday morning I was lucky enough to witness four people fall in the snow while walking to work: one wearing Birkenstocks (!?), two wearing really sharp high heeled shoes, and the fourth being pulled down by the woman in Birkenstocks. Do people not know what to wear when walking in ice and snow?

Posted by: Del at January 10, 2004 07:50 AM

Yep..sounds like the Boise Valley. OMG! SNOW Everyone drive 10 miles an hour!

Posted by: Ginny at January 10, 2004 01:38 PM

Sure, sure rub in the fact that you have snow and I have none. : P
Though it did snow here in the gold 'ol state of Georgia the other night, it just didn't reach the ground. : ( Oh well, maybe next year. : )

Posted by: Theresa at January 10, 2004 01:48 PM

Del, it's the same here in the UK, in fact, I'd be willing to bet that most British women are even more clueless about what sort of boots to wear when it gets slippery underfoot. Having been to my local university for the past three years, where the elevated walkways turn to skating rinks in the bad weather, I've seen lots of girls wearing stupid shoes in the snow. Last winter, when the walkways were coated with ice and snow, I saw a girl in high-heeled boots slipping and sliding all over the place. How she didn't fall-over in the short space of time I saw her is a mystery, and I'm certain she must have wiped-out at some point. Snow is due here from tomorrow onwards, and I'm sure that our local newspaper will be full of people who've slipped-over on the ice complaining that the local council didn't salt every bit of pavement (sidewalk to all you Americans: UK and US, two countries divided by a common language, eh?) Anyway, thanks, I've got that one off my chest.

Posted by: Chris Bell at January 26, 2004 04:23 PM